Madida – We have to remain positive

AmaZulu assistant coach Fani Madida says it’s important for his side to approach the next game against Moroka Swallows in a positive manner, despite the club’s poor start to the season.


Usuthu are currently at the bottom of the table with one point after four matches, having conceded eleven goals and yet to get the ball into the back of the net.


However, the former Bafana Bafana striker believes they cannot afford to go into the game with fear as an overcautious approach could do more harm than good.


“The game of football is about attacking and defending and you can’t really separate the two elements,” said Madida.


“Sometimes you defend by attacking, and vice versa, so we have to pay attention to all aspects of the game, work hard and remain positive.”


Madida, who will lead the team against Moroka Swallows, says the Dube Birds’ recent success will not make this game more special for his side as every game is equally important.


“Every game that we play is a must-win game for us and now we have to put even more effort in all our remaining games because we have to play catch up,” he said.


“We are in an uncomfortable position right now and everyone within the team understands what needs to be done.


“I truly believe that we do have the players and the know-how to dust ourselves off and bounce back.”


Usuthu will be without the injured duo of midfielder Nyiko Tshabangu and goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini, who are still nursing ankle injuries.


Midfielder Dulee Johnson is also not fit to play as he is recovering from illness, while Dumisani Zwane is on compassionate leave.





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